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wash something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwash something ↔ down phrasal verb1 DHCWASHto clean something large using a lot of water Can you wash down the driveway?2 DFDto drink something with or after food or with medicine to help you swallow it with steak and chips washed down with red wine wash→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wash downAfterwards she'd have a glass or two of wine to wash it all down.It would wash the river down and clean it.To wash them down, the wine list includes Anjou rosé, Muscadet and sparkling Saumur.Carolyn sat on her bed and swallowed the sleeping tablets, washing each down with a mouthful of water.She forced herself to eat some more dry biscuits and chocolate, washing them down with a small amount of water.I munched secretively, washing my food down with a swallow, of coffee.I ate rolls and an omelette and washed them down with coffee.One tumour had the Minister of Health washing thern down with the blood of one of his former colleagues.wash withShaffer says he likes to wash it all down with a beer.Top the whole thing off with a dessert of chocolate mousse in strawberry sauce and wash it down with a Bordeaux red.Then wash them both down with a few changes of domestic hypochlorite bleach diluted according to the instructions on the bottle label.Carolyn sat on her bed and swallowed the sleeping tablets, washing each down with a mouthful of water.She forced herself to eat some more dry biscuits and chocolate, washing them down with a small amount of water.I munched secretively, washing my food down with a swallow, of coffee.I ate rolls and an omelette and washed them down with coffee.One tumour had the Minister of Health washing thern down with the blood of one of his former colleagues.
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Verb table
wash
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywash
he, she, itwashes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywashed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave washed
he, she, ithas washed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad washed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wash
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have washed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam washing
he, she, itis washing
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you, we, theyare washing
Past
I, he, she, itwas washing
you, we, theywere washing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been washing
he, she, ithas been washing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been washing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be washing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been washing
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